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July 7

2003 - NASAs Opportunity rover is launched into space on a Delta II rocket. 2017 - A treaty banning nuclear weapons is voted for by 124 out of 193 countries. 2011 - Adolf Hitler is removed as an honorary citizen in his birthplace of Braunau am In ...

                                               

July 8

2011 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis launches in the last launch of the Space Shuttle programme. 2003 - The first attempted separation of conjoined twins, carried in Singapore, fails, as Ladan and Laleh Bijani die of complications from the operation ...

                                               

July 9

2011 – South Sudan declares independence from Sudan, after a majority of yes votes in a referendum the previous January. Salva Kiir Mayardit becomes the new nations President. 2018 - The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea sign an agreement ending th ...

                                               

July 10

2006 - For the first time in history, the positions of President and Prime Minister in a country are held by twin brothers In Poland, with Lech Kaczynski and Jaroslaw Kaczynski respectively. 2011 – British Sunday tabloid newspaper, The News of th ...

                                               

July 11

2016 - Theresa May is designated as leader of the British Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 13 after Andrea Leadsom withdraws her candidacy. She succeeds David Cameron in both positions. 2012 - Astronomers anno ...

                                               

July 12

2005 – Prince Albert II is enthroned as ruler of the Principality of Monaco. 2017 - Maltas parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage. 2018 - US President Donald Trump starts a four-day visit to the United Kingdom. 2013 - Malala Yousafzai spe ...

                                               

July 13

2005 – Space Shuttle Discovery launches in the Return to Flight program. 2014 - 2014 FIFA World Cup: The Germany national football team wins the FIFA World Cup, defeating the Argentina national football team 1-0 late in extra time through Mario G ...

                                               

July 14

2015 - A deal is struck on limiting Irans nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief. 2002 – An assassination attempt is made on French President Jacques Chirac at a Bastille Day parade. 2019 - US President Donald Trump causes controversy a ...

                                               

July 15

2006 - Twitter is launched. 2003 – AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day. 2019 - It is announced that Alan Turing will appear on the new 50-pound Bank of England note. ...

                                               

July 16

1979 – Saddam Hussein becomes President of Iraq. 1990 – A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits the Philippine island of Luzon, killing 1.621 people. 1969 – Apollo 11 launched for the first moon landing. 1983 - A Sikorsky S-61 helicopter crashes near the ...

                                               

July 17

2001 - Concorde is brought back into service nearly a year a crash near Paris. 2015 - Formula One racing driver Jules Bianchi dies of injuries sustained in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix over nine months earlier, at the age of 25. 2014 - Isra ...

                                               

July 18

2003 – The body of British UN weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly is found. 2001 – In Baltimore, Maryland, a 60-car train derailment occurs in a tunnel sparking a fire that will last days and virtually shut down downtown Baltimore. 2019 - An arson ...

                                               

July 19

1989 – A United Airlines airplane crashes in Sioux City, Iowa, and bursts into flames, killing 112 out of the 296 people on board. 2002 – In Scotland, the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is created. 1950 – West Germany and the Saarlan ...

                                               

July 20

2017 - O. J. Simpson is granted parole after serving nine years of a 33-year jail sentence for armed robbery. 2015 - Diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States are fully restored after 54 years of hostilities between the two countrie ...

                                               

July 21

2013 – King Albert II of Belgium leaves the throne to his son, who becomes King Philippe of Belgium, and is therefore the 7th King of the Belgians. 2001 – At the end of a fireworks display in Okura Beach, Akashi, Hyogo, Japan, the footbridge conn ...

                                               

July 22

2013 – A baby boy, Prince George of Cambridge, third in line to the British throne, is born to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. It comes just a day after nearby Belgium got its new King, Philippe. 2003 – A US ...

                                               

July 23

2011 – British singer Amy Winehouse is found dead in her London home. 2015 – NASA announces the discovery of the planet Kepler 452b by the Kepler probe. It is believed to be the most Earth-like planet to have been discovered. 2005 – Three bombs e ...

                                               

July 24

2010 – Love Parade disaster: At a stampede at a music festival in Duisburg, Germany, 19 people are crushed to death. 2 later die in hospital, as a result of their injuries. 2013 – A passenger train carrying over 218 people crashes just outside Sa ...

                                               

July 25

2013 – Tunisian opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi is shot dead, leading to many protests in the country. 2019 – Several Western European countries and cities record their hottest-ever temperatures. 2018 – A bomb attack occurs in the city of Quetta ...

                                               

July 26

2006 – A conference begins in Rome, Italy to discuss a solution to the Israel-Lebanon War, though without the participation of Israel, Hezbollah, Hamas and Syria. 2016 – Roman Catholic priest Jacques Hamel is murdered at his church in Normandy, F ...

                                               

July 27

2005 – NASA suspends Space Shuttle flights, just a day after the Discovery launch, as, during it, part of the foam insulation sheds from the fuel tank. Repairs are performed on space walks and the Shuttle lands safely on August 9. 2002 – The worl ...

                                               

July 28

2005 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its 30-year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland. 2001 – Alejandro Toledo becomes President of Peru. 2008 – The historic Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, England, burns down for the ...

                                               

July 29

2019 - A prison riot in Altamira, Para, Brazil, results in 57 people being killed. 2004 - Italy decides to get rid of conscription from July 1, 2005. 2006 - Declaration of Montreal for human rights of LGBT is adopted. 2010 - A overloaded passenge ...

                                               

July 30

2012 – A train fire in Andhra Pradesh, India, kills 32 people. 2012 – A massive power grid failure affects 22 states and over 700 million people in northern India. 2003 – The last Old Style Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico. ...

                                               

July 31

2006 – Fidel Castro transfers power in Cuba to his brother Raul Castro. 2015 - Beijing is given the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. 2017 - US President Donald Trump fires White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, only ten da ...

                                               

June 1

2017 - President Donald Trump announces the United States withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement. 2005 – Voters in the Netherlands reject the proposed EU Constitution. 2008 – A fire at Universal Studios Hollywood destroys 118.000 to 1 ...

                                               

June 2

2017 - Leo Varadkar becomes the new leader of the Republic of Irelands Fine Gael party, and is therefore set to become the countrys next Taoiseach. 2014 - In India, Telangana becomes the 29th State, as Andhra Pradesh is officially split in two. H ...

                                               

June 3

1991 – Mount Unzen on Kyushu, Japan, erupts, killing 43 people, all of them researchers or journalists. 2006 – Montenegro becomes independent. 1984 – The Indian governments Operation Blue Star military offensive begins at the Golden Temple in Amr ...

                                               

June 4

1967 - Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland Flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, England, killing 72 people. 1973 – A patent for the automated teller machine ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain. 2005 – First ...

                                               

June 5

2002 – Elizabeth Smart, a teenager, is kidnapped from her home in Utah. 2004 - Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States dies from pneumonia at the age of 93. 2011 - Ollanta Humala defeats Keiko Fujimori in a close Presidential election ...

                                               

June 6

2007 – Zimbabwes President Robert Mugabe is stripped of an honorary degree that was given to him by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. 2014 - Big commemorations are held to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 2004 - Tamil is es ...

                                               

June 7

2009 – In European elections, Social-Democratic political parties suffer heavy losses, as more Conservative MEPs are elected. Far-right politicians also gain several seats in the European Parliament. 2016 - Hillary Clinton declares victory in the ...

                                               

June 8

2009 – Gabons President Omar Bongo dies after more than 41-and-a-half years in office. 2007 - Newcastle, New South Wales is hit by flooding, killing 9 people. 1992 – World Ocean Day is observed for the first time. 2014 - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi beco ...

                                               

June 9

1965 – Vietnam War: The Viet Cong commences combat with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in the Battle of Dồng Xoài, one of the largest battles in the war. 1957 – First ascent of Broad Peak by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberg ...

                                               

June 10

2016 - The UEFA Euro 2016 football championship in France begins. 2005 – The Svinesund Bridge between Norway and Sweden is opened. 2014 - Reuven Rivlin is chosen to succeed Shimon Peres as President of Israel. He is sworn in on July 24. 2014 - Mi ...

                                               

June 11

2019 - Botswana decriminalises homosexuality, due to a ruling by the countrys highest law court. 2002 – United States Congress recognises Antonio Meucci as the inventor of the telephone. 2007 - Mudslides in Chittagong, Bangladesh kill 130 people. ...

                                               

June 12

2016 - Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 and winning the series 4-2. 2018 - 2018 North Korea–United States summit takes place as US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet for talks ...

                                               

June 13

2014 – 2014 FIFA World Cup: Previous champions, Spain, are beaten 5-1 by the Netherlands in a group match. They had beaten the Dutch in the final of the previous World Cup. It is the worst opening-day result of any defending champion in the histo ...

                                               

June 14

2003 – In a referendum, a majority of voters in the Czech Republic approves entry to the EU. 2002 – Near-Earth asteroid "2002 MN" misses the Earth by 121.000 kilometers 75.000 miles. 2017 – Leo Varadkar becomes Taoiseach of the Republic of Irelan ...

                                               

June 15

2008 – Kosovos Constitution takes effect, following the declaration of independence in February, which Serbia disagrees with. 2013 – The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup begins with the Brazil national football team defeating the Japan national footb ...

                                               

June 16

2018 - Iceland, the least-populated country ever to play in the competition, picks up its first FIFA World Cup point, and scores its first goal in the competition, drawing 1-1 with Argentina. 2020 - COVID-19 pandemic: The number of recorded COVID ...

                                               

June 17

2018 – 2018 FIFA World Cup: Mexico defeat defending champions Germany in both teams first group match of the competition. 2017 – Massive wildfires break out in central Portugal, killing at least 60 people. 2017 – The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup ...

                                               

June 18

2009 – The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a NASA robotic spacecraft, is launched. 2006 – Kazakhstan launches its first space satellite, KazSat. 2014 – 2014 FIFA World Cup: The Spain national football team, defending champion, is knocked out at the ...

                                               

June 19

2013 – At 10pm, Singapores 3-hour PSI reading set an all-time high record of 321 in the Hazardous range, surpassing the previous record of 226 during the 1997 haze. This is the first time that Singapores PSI has entered the Hazardous range. 2019 ...

                                               

June 20

2014 - 2014 FIFA World Cup: Costa Rica secures a place in the second round after beating Italy 1-0, from a group also containing England and Uruguay. It is one of the surprises of the tournament. 2009 – In Tehran, student Neda Agha-Soltan is shot ...

                                               

June 21

June 21 is the 172nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of the year. In most years, this is the date of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, as the day with the most daylight hours. In ...

                                               

June 22

2003 – The largest hailstone ever recorded falls from a thunderstorm in Aurora, Nebraska, United States. 2012 – President of Paraguay Fernando Lugo is removed from office by impeachment and is succeeded by Federico Franco. 2008 – Filipino ferry P ...

                                               

June 23

2016 – United Kingdom European Union membership referendum: A majority 51.9% vote to leave the European Union, making the United Kingdom the first independent country to do so. Majorities in Scotland, Northern Ireland and London all vote to remai ...

                                               

June 24

2005 – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is elected to his first term as President of Iran. 2003 - Air Frances last Concorde flight takes place. 2016 - David Cameron announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after 51.9% of Briti ...

                                               

June 25

2001 – A typhoon strikes Fujian province of China, killing over 100 people. 2006 – Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is kidnapped by Palestinian militants. 2013 – Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani becomes the 8th Emir of Qatar. 2014 – An explosion in Abuja, Ni ...